Spring Cleaning During A Pandemic
COVID-19 is having a profound impact on the lives of Americans. The virus has thrown our nation a nasty curve ball and we’ve had to adapt to the changing social landscape.
Typically, many families set aside time for a thorough Spring Cleaning. But how can you ensure the safety of your loved ones at home during the pandemic?
It’s an important question. Here’s what we’ve learned from the Center for Disease Control about Spring Cleaning:
Health experts still don’t know how long the coronavirus remains on surfaces. So, the CDC suggests making a habit out of using disinfectants. Focus on the areas people come into contact with like tables, doorknobs, toilets, faucets, and electronics. Be sure to use EPA-approved disinfectants and check the label to ensure you’re using it correctly.
WEAR DISPOSABLE GLOVES
Handling items around the home increases the risk of becoming infected. Just because you’re spraying a surface with disinfectant doesn’t mean you can’t contract the virus. Disposable gloves are an inexpensive way to prevent the spread.
DO MORE LAUNDRY
Washing clothes is a given, but you should also clean rugs, drapes, sheets, and blankets on a more regular basis. The CDC recommends washing items on the highest warmth setting possible and allowing them to completely dry before use.
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ELECTRONICS
When was the last time you cleaned your phone or tablet? Many folks type and click all day without considering the amount of germs that have accumulated on their screens. Before cleaning, make sure you are using the correct cleaner.
TRY OUR CLEANING HACKS
We have an insightful list of cleaning hacks. Most of them require items you already have sitting around the house. You may learn a trick or two!
DON’T FREAK OUT
Do the best you can. It’s easy to become anxious. Cleaning can be a therapeutic experience, so enjoy the little things in life as you rifle through old photos, doohickeys, and other memorable items.